Identity Theft is still a problem here in Sarnia Lambton and elsewhere. When a thief obtains your name, date of birth, your address, a credit card number or your Social Insurance Number, they have your identity. With it, they can obtain mortgages and car loans, get cash advances, get credit cards and the list goes on and on. These criminal acts can cripple you financially, and destroy your credit rating.
Thieves will rummage through garbage for personal information, which is most often found on bills. Often, people unknowingly respond to requests in their email asking for personal information, or a telephone call. Remember that banks and other reputable firms will not call or email you for this information.
Be sure to shred your bills and other documentation, and do not send your personal information by computer, or give it out on the telephone.
If you have any information about this or any other serious crimes in Sarnia Lambton, call Crime Stoppers. If your information leads to an arrest, you may receive a cash reward. You do not have to reveal your identity or appear in court. Crime Stoppers does not use Caller Display or Call Trace. Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers can be reached at 332-8477, or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.